Archive for February 2011

NEW INDUSTRY TELEHANDLER SAFETY GUIDANCE PUBLISHED

Posted on 25th February 2011
HSE back new guide aimed at cutting the toll of telehandler death and injury

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REFURB PROJECTS BLITZ REVEALS ROGUE BUILDING SITES

Posted on 24th February 2011
Nearly one in four Merseyside construction sites fail safety inspections

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DOMESTIC CLIENT CIVIL LIABILITY CLARIFIED BY COURTS

Posted on 24th February 2011
Injured workman fails to secure Court of Appeal support in compensation claim

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TWO MEN DEAD AFTER CONCRETE STRUCTURE COLLAPSES

Posted on 24th February 2011
Father and son die after being trapped by falling concrete during demolition

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USA CONSTRUCTION HEALTH AND SAFETY STANDARDS

Posted on 23rd February 2011
NIOSH publishes index of online construction health safety resources

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 23 FEBRUARY 2011

Posted on 23rd February 2011
Prosecutions and notices database weekly update and analysis

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TOWER CRANE COLLAPSES ON MAJOR GERMAN PROJECT

Posted on 23rd February 2011
Operator injured as jib parts from mast on Stuttgart football stadium refurb site

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AVOIDING UNDERGROUND SERVICES INNOVATION

Posted on 23rd February 2011
Vacuum excavation technique improves site productivity and safety 

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POTTERS BAR RAIL CRASH PROSECUTIONS UPDATE

Posted on 22nd February 2011
Network rail accept guilt whilst Jarvis await decision on prosecution

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CLIENT FINED OVER £1/4M AFTER FRAGILE FALL DEATH

Posted on 22nd February 2011
Warehouse roof cleaning operations ended in death of contractor employee

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BUNCEFIELD EXPLOSION LESSONS FOR CONSTRUCTION

Posted on 22nd February 2011
Report reveals fundamental management flaws behind Buncefield disaster

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COURT TURNS UP HEAT ON DANGEROUS PRACTICES

Posted on 18th February 2011
Substantial fine imposed for unsafe working at height on fragile roof

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COMPLAINING ABOUT DANGEROUS CONSTRUCTION SITES

Posted on 18th February 2011
HSE revises and publishes protocol for notifying dangers in construction

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DEFECTIVE SCREED PUMP GUARD ENDS IN HEFTY FINES

Posted on 18th February 2011
Workman suffered permanent damage to hand caught in rotating blades

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INCIDENT: SCAFFOLD COLLAPSE ON DEMO PROJECT

Posted on 18th February 2011
Students escape serious injury during multi-storey car park demolition

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INCIDENT: MAN DIES IN MYSTERY TOWER CRANE FALL

Posted on 18th February 2011
Man falls 200ft after climbing tower crane in Plymouth builders yard

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CONTRACTOR PROSECUTED AFTER INGORING KNOWN RISK

Posted on 18th February 2011
Workman survives fall through fragile asbestos cement roof with serious injury

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HSE AND ENVIRONMENT AGENCY JOINT ACTION ON ASBESTOS

Posted on 17th February 2011
Firm fined for failing to manage asbestos on site and for illegal depositing

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FIRST CORPORATE MANSLAUGHTER SENTENCE DELIVERED

Posted on 17th February 2011
Organisations need to reflect on the implications for their businesses

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TEENAGER ENGULFED IN FLAMES AT CONTRACTOR DEPOT

Posted on 16th February 2011
Spray painting of construction lighting tower ends in ‘horrific’ burns

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 16 FEBRUARY 2011

Posted on 16th February 2011
Prosecutions and notices database weekly update and analysis

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FIRST CORPORATE MANSLAUGHTER ACT 2007 CONVICTION

Posted on 16th February 2011
Court convicts geotechnical company over manslaughter of young geologist 

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DESIGNER CDM AWARENESS EVENTS IN THE EAST

Posted on 15th February 2011
WWT to hold two seminars for CDM 2007 designers on fire and health issues  

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NO DANGER TO PUBLIC ON RACECOURSE INCIDENT SITE

Posted on 15th February 2011
Disturbed underground power cable likely cause of racehorse deaths

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CORPORATE MANSLAUGHTER ACT 2007 TRIAL UPDATE

Posted on 14th February 2011
Evidence from unwell director heard through DVD presented to court

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FALLING FIXTURE TRIGGERS LADDER FALL AND COMA

Posted on 11th February 2011
Workman permanently damaged during strip-out on refurb project 

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CONCRETE PUMP BOOM STRUCK OVERHEAD POWERLINE

Posted on 11th February 2011
Contractor and hire firm prosecuted after operator receives shock and burns

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DEMOLITION FIRM FAILED TO MANAGE ASBESTOS RISK

Posted on 10th February 2011
Public complaints directed HSE to poorly managed demo project

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PREVENTING CATASTROPHIC EVENTS IN CONSTRUCTION

Posted on 10th February 2011
Report examines key corporate issues for industry leaders to address

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BUILDER FINED FOR STRUCTURAL COLLAPSE RISK

Posted on 10th February 2011
Public in danger from city centre building left at risk of collapse

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 9th FEBRUARY 2011

Posted on 9th February 2011
Prosecutions and notices database weekly update and analysis

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RECENT EXCAVATOR INCIDENTS ON ROADWORKS PROJECTS

Posted on 8th February 2011
Man trapped in Notts whilst bus collides with excavator in Argyll

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TWO PEDESTRIANS DIE IN TIMBER FALL INCIDENT

Posted on 8th February 2011
Lorry strikes bridge triggering shedding of load with tragic consequences

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UNION RAISES DOUBTS OVER OLYMPIC VILLAGE SITE SAFETY

Posted on 8th February 2011
Construction union UCATT warns extra vigilance needed on Village projects

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HSE LAUNCH ANNUAL NATIONAL REFURB INSPECTION BLITZ

Posted on 8th February 2011
Smaller sites to come under close scrutiny on management of core site hazards

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MYSTERY BUILDING COLLAPSE ON HIGH STREET

Posted on 8th February 2011
Building to be demolished after partial collapse leaves dangerous structure

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CONSTRUCTION FATALITIES NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2010

Posted on 7th February 2011
Latest release of HSE records of fatal injury reports for construction projects 

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COUNCIL FINED FOLLOWING DEATH OF CHILD

Posted on 4th February 2011
Boundary wall collapse due to Council failure to maintain in safe condition 

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MAINTENANCE ELECTRICIAN SUFFERED MASSIVE SHOCK

Posted on 4th February 2011
Large fine imposed after safe electrical maintenance systems fail to protect

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ROOFLINE WORKER INJURED IN SCAFFOLD FALL

Posted on 4th February 2011
Firm failed to act on risk adviser warnings over safe working at height

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CRANE USED IN RESCUE AFTER ROOF TRUSSES COLLAPSE

Posted on 3rd February 2011
Firefighters used tower crane to recover injured workman from scaffold

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BUILDER SUES OWN COMPANY AFTER DEATH OF HIS SON

Posted on 3rd February 2011
Damages awarded to father following exploding canister fatality

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MOBILE CRANE AND CAR COLLISION ROAD DEATH

Posted on 3rd February 2011
Van driver dies in a collision with a mobile crane on a major Cumbrian road

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ACTION ON PERSONAL INJURY COMPENSATION CULTURE

Posted on 2nd February 2011
Government proposes to outlaw cash inducements to pursue injury claim

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 2 FEBRUARY 2011

Posted on 2nd February 2011
Prosecutions and notices database weekly update and analysis

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HSE RAISE THE PROFILE ON SAFETY OF TEMPORARY WORKS

Posted on 1st February 2011
New guidance to HSE Inspectors on temporary works management published

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VOLUNTARY REGISTER FOR H&S CONSULTANTS NOW OPEN

Posted on 1st February 2011
Health and safety consultants invited to sign up to a new independent register

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CONSULTATION ON INJURY REPORTING THRESHOLD

Posted on 1st February 2011
Government seeks views on ‘easing the burden’ of reporting workplace injury

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